Dream Theater: James LaBrie (vocals, percussion); John Petrucci (guitar, vocals); Derek Sherinian (keyboards); John Myung (bass); Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals).
Additional personnel: Jay Beckenstein (alto saxophone).
Recorded live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France on June 25, 1998.
This is a live recording featuring songs from When Dream and Day Unite and Images and Words. There really isn't that much going on here that can't be heard on the studio records. "A Fortune in Lies" is treated with more aggression than the original and remains one of their gems from the past. "Bombay Vindaloo" is a jam session that features some creative drumming from Mike Portnoy and some diverse playing from John Petrucci. Especially impressive were the muted, Al DiMeola-style quotes. "Another Hand - The Killing Hand" is a combination of an instrumental ("Another Hand") commonly featured in their live shows and the now-infamous "The Killing Hand." The latter is given a great update by singer James LaBrie and probably didn't have too many people missing Charlie Dominici. This is a good live session that will appeal mostly to the diehards of this excellent progressive metal band. ~ Robert Taylor
- Format: Vinyl
- Genre: Rock